The Philippine fed is saying that they want to avoid being scouted, but the reality is (or so a good source said) is that the head failed to get sponsors on time. This makes sense because towards the end of 2018, they announced with full confidence that they'd be participating in at least three AVC competitions. Come early 2019, all of a sudden they "miss the deadline" set by AVC.
I don't think Kalei Mau and Alohi Robins-Hardy are secret players. Nobody said anything about this. Besides, videos of them can be easily found on YouTube. Jaja's case, though, can't be just blamed solely on the fed. Ageo Medics simply refused to give her enough time to play. As for her sister, I actually thought she would play (LOL). She hasn't issued any statement that she isn't playing (or has she?). It is clear, though, that she's going back to Japan to play.
It's purely just incompetence on the part of LVPI (the governing body of VB in the PH). If they had been doing their job in securing the best possible schedule and logistics for the team, then they could have joined AVC tournaments. I don't think sponsorship is the issue as REBISCO (PH's sponsor) has been with the team since last year.
As for Jaja, nothing else is to be said. Obviously JVL > Grand Prix and SEA Games especially since the management for PHI Volleyball has been super messy. This squad just started training as a unit like 2/3 weeks ago. That's insane. Dindin has been quiet as of late. She could have joined this leg and played as OPP since she is still in the country and no news/confirmation if and when she'll head to Japan.
I don't think Kalei and Alohi are secret players too lol. Had they just decided to join tournaments to build chemistry and the right rotations, then it would have been better.
No solid system, no good results. Every year is just another rebuilding year.